31/01/2012 | by Uli Köhler
Romain De Marchi is primed to bring his unique mix of explosive riding and decades of mountain experience to the Billabong team. “It’s an honor to have such a talent join the team,” said David Pitschi, Billabong Outerwear Marketing manager. “Romain’s backcountry riding experience and knowledge of the snowboarding world will be a huge asset in the development of our outerwear division.”
Romain joins Wolle Nyvelt, Antti Autti, Eero Niemela, Sylvain Bourbousson, Johan Baisamy, Clint Allan and Tadashi Fuse on the team.
Coming off an incredible winter, Helen Schettini has also joined the Billabong team. Following her scene-stealing video part in the YES movie Helen has generated a huge industry-wide buzz. Her backcountry style and experience completes an already great team of riders including Jenny Jones, Anne-Flore Marxer and Jamie Anderson.
“Helen is a great addition to the team as her approach to the backcountry is unique,” said Pitschi. “She has the potential to have a great career and we are proud to welcome her to the family.”